PROTOTYPE Weekend PROTO FUN! 1/24/2020

YoHo Jan 25, 2020

  1. YoHo

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    It's been a busy stressful week and honestly, the Roseville yard hasn't had much interesting going on.

    I need to go on an honest to goodness railfan trip.
     
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  2. BoxcabE50

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    Same here. I wish.....
     
  3. BoxcabE50

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    Can't recall the exact date I took this, but believe about a dozen years ago now. Tacoma Export Marketing, which was and might still be the outfit loading ships on Commencement Bay. This site had previously been known as Continental Grain. This tired SW was sitting, out of service. Can't confirm whether it survived, or as the rumor mill said, it was scrapped.

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  4. Kurt Moose

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    I remember that this sat there for a long time, but I think it's finally gone. It was an ex-NP unit.
    There's another one still there, ex-NP too, along with one of the ex-NP slugs they used at the Pasco Hump for many years that is attached to an ex-NP GP9. All painted in this Temco paint scheme.
     
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  7. RailMix

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    Got something a little different than my usual HESR or CN (ex GTW) stuff this week. Detroit and Mackinac successor Lake State Railway has been leasing the CN (former GTW) "paper spur" in Port Huron for the last several years now. Since I'm back working in Port Huron again, I was able to ambush LSRC 1502 going about its business near Poplar Street. IMG_1071.jpg
     
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    It was a rather frosty morning yesterday. And these two had set idling here most of the night. PIC_0093.JPG PIC_0094.JPG PIC_0095.JPG
     
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  9. Kurt Moose

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    Nice! My favorite switcher, an MP15AC!(y)
     
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    October 1981 on the D&H at Hudson, PA finds the 451 at rest with two U-Boats. She's a former EL C-424.

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    oooooooo Alco's AND U-boats!! Almost steamy!!! Very nice pic.
     
  12. HemiAdda2d

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    "Frosty Bakken Bomb"

    A dense ice fog envelops much of North Dakota, and frosts everything in sight, including this eastbound CP loaded oil can crossing the frozen Souris River in Minot.

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  13. BoxcabE50

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    Single up front, then what for DPU?
     
  14. RailMix

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    I don't usually come back and double dip here, but last night, I was upstairs minding my own business and working on my winter layout party project, when I heard a train whistle for the grade crossing two miles west of town. I had just enough time to grab my camera, climb into the truck and get down to the tracks to try some night shots. I'm a long way from being O. Winston Link, but I got two that although somewhat grainy, I thought might be worth posting. My first discovery was that the lead unit was somewhat of a stranger, Marquette Rail SD40-2 3390. Apparently this unit has been working on the HESR for a few years, but this is the first time I've seen six axle power here.

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    After the first shot, I hustled back to my spot near the depot and caught the train crossing M53.

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  15. Kurt Moose

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    Love railroading after dark! Trains around the clock.(y)
     
  16. HemiAdda2d

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    1x1 on CP is typical for these. Most other freights on CP have a midtrain DPU as well, and sometimes nothing on the tail. More of a 1x1x0.
     

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